Discussions   |   Science Politics

14/07/11  |  Worldwide

Women scientists need a greater voice

Despite decades of awareness, science is still inherently sexist. Women are vastly under-represented in professorships and in national academies worldwide. This is a familiar problem, but less highlighted is how the discrepancy plays out in the public arena of science as a recent article in Nature argues.

Discussions   |   Biodiversity  |  Science Politics

14/07/11  |  Worldwide

Questions to conserve biodiversity

In 2009, conservation experts from 24 world-leading organisations identified one hundred key scientific questions that, if answered, could help conserve global biodiversity. How could these questions be used to develop IBSE activities? Could students develop them to be more relevant to their local context?

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What is the biggest barrier to implementing IBSE in your practice?

Concern that I might lose control over the class during IBSE activities
Knowing which questions to ask to facilitate the IBSE activity
Changing from a didactic approach to an inquiry-based approach
Concern that the students will not be able to carry out the IBSE activities
Lack of confidence in delivering IBSE



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